Short-Term Trips Remembered for a Lifetime

About Atlas

Atlas Travel and Study Abroad is a host and coordinating service for short-term educational trips to Costa Rica. We work with Christian high schools, colleges,  and youth groups to handle all logistics, such as lodging, meals, transportation and excursions so that students and faculty can focus on learning and enjoying their educational adventure. As Atlas staff, we are committed to personally investing in our guests and giving them an amazing study abroad experience. Schools may come to Atlas with their own course and teachers or they can choose one of the courses Atlas offers.


We have two cottage rooms that can be set up with one king size bed or 2 – 3 bunk beds.

Casa del Este was built in 2018 specifically for short-term groups. It has a full kitchen and a large gathering room that functions as a living room and a dining room.

We can accomodate up to 30 people between Casa del Este and the cottage rooms. Groups larger than 30 can be housed at a location nearby. 

Casa del Este, our guest house has 1 master bedroom downstairs. It has a full bath and a spacious closet and can be set up with a king sized bed or two single beds.

The 3 bunk rooms hold 6 – 10 people. Each bunk room has its own bathroom.

Two of the rooms in Casa del Este have loft beds.

Our Goal

To provide your study abroad group with all you need to have an amazing educational experience.

Our Vision

To create fantastic educational opportunities where hands-on participation enhances the learning experience.

Atlas Abroad Education Program


Meeting your educational goals by providing classrooms and optional courses.

Diverse Experience

Enriching your experience by incorporating jungle, beach, cloud forests and urban adventures.

Rest and Restore

Providing opportunities for rest and relaxation by planning a fun get-away after the hard work is done.

Your Atlas Hosts

Andy and Tina Gordley

Andy and Tina have been married for 20 years. They are originally from Lancaster Country, Pennsylvania and met at church in the mid-90s and married in 2000. They are both graduates of Lancaster Bible College. They worked with high-school youth for 10 years and 18 years respectively before moving to Costa Rica in 2010. In Costa Rica, Andy was the director of SCORE International’s GAP Year Program from 2010 – 2020.  Andy and Tina have 6 children: Elijah (18), Brayden (16), Jamin (13), Summer (9), Rhett (5) and Maverick (1). The Gordley’s home is on the same property as Casa del Este and the cottage rooms. They will be providing your meals and any help you may need 24/7.